Fantasy Baseball's Tumbling Dice: What I Would Do

by Lawr Michaels, on April 1, 2014 @ 14:29:12 PDT


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  • Trade the bulk of my post-May FAAB balance for players: Since we can indeed trade FAAB for players, once rosters settled in for the majors, I would willingly swap chunks of my surplus money for players as part of a trade.

That means don't be shy about offering $30-plus for a player who can help your team, and don't worry about conserving your money.

I do think pursuing players in the pool, even if your team is red hot, is a smart move, for if you get complacent, and experience a freefall in the standings, by the time you start to remedy the situation, all the free agents who could help are gone.

Further, I am not sure any of the paths noted above would help the Sherpa out of his pickle, but I do know that in order even to hope for success bereft of any impact players, you first have to have a plan.

Second, I know you cannot be timid about using those FAAB resources, for that reticence is likely what caused the dilemma in the first place.

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About Lawr Michaels,

Lawr Michaels has been a player in the fantasy baseball industry since he began writing for John Benson in 1993. He has written for STATS, Inc, was the first fantasy columnist for CBS Sportsline, and has appeared in numerous journals and on websites. In 1996, he founded CREATiVESPORTS, a staple for serious fantasy players, which he merged into Mastersball in 2010.

Over the years, Lawr has participated in a wide variety of playing formats and won numerous titles, including AL Tout Wars crowns in 2001 and 2009. Along with his Mastersball duties, Lawr works for as a statistician. Fantasy Baseball

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